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Yakitori Shinsengumi

18517 S Western Ave, Gardena, CA 90248-3830
+1 310-715-1588
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
1 week ago
“Best yakitori in Los Angeles, maybe the USA ”
8 Nov 2017
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Asian, Japanese
18517 S Western Ave, Gardena, CA 90248-3830
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve been going to this place for at least 10 years. It’s in a strip mall across a Toyota dealership and it’s always packed. It’s the best grilled chicken in California. Noisy as hell inside but very entertaining. True izakaya experience with lots of drinking...More

Thank Jung112
Reviewed 9 November 2017

I wanted ramen, but I came within an hour of closing and was told to go next door for yakitori. The service was great and the food was even better. I had raw octopus, marble Kobe beef, kobe finger meat, kobe chuck eye, pork belly,...More

Thank kisssmee
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Yakitori restaurant. Small bits of everything, cooked over a grill, and brought in courses to the table. Also specialties such as Takoyaki, Fried Soft shelled Crab, Abalone Sashimi, various appetizers, sides, and desserts such as Black Sesame Ice cream. (Which was delicious!!) Waitstaff are fantastic,...More

Thank Icewolf1
Reviewed 9 January 2015

I have tried quite a few Yakitori and Izakaya style restaurants in LA and this place is the most consistent flavor-wise. Torihei has not been as flavorful but is not a bad choice either in my opinion. Was not too happy with Torimatsu but all...More

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Reviewed 4 November 2014

"Yakitori" means skewered food. A friend invited me to eat here. Verdict? Awesome charcoal grilled meats! We ordered chicken meatballs,intestine (d best!) pork belly, cherry tomatoes and bacon wrapped quail eggs. Price seems to be expensive considering the small serving size..but in the end, after...More

Thank supermom5173
Reviewed 23 October 2014

Whenever I am in Torrance, I stop at Shin Sen Gumi for Yakitori. It is loud, energetic and crowded, very casual and fun. The Yakitori is delicous and reminds you of Japan. Prices are reasonable, not cheap, but good value for the dollar. I keep...More

Thank Bryan F
Reviewed 18 May 2014

I was brought here by business associates during a work trip in the area. We were seating at a bar alongside the cooking area and one of my associates ordered for our group. We were brought a series of delicious, fresh-cooked menu items, all unique...More

Thank polkadots_eve
Reviewed 21 April 2014

The whole staff greats with a loud and appreciative shout when you walk in the door, and you get a similar volume of Kampai with your first sip of Sapporo (or whatever you're drinking). For such a small place, the menu is large, with a...More

Thank Captain_Fun_4400
Reviewed 6 November 2013

came highly recommended by our friends and was a hit with the whole family. The skewered meats were excellent. Loved the chili paste on the side to spice up all the meats and to flavor the complimentary cabbage salad for all to share. the service...More

Thank Christine M
Reviewed 29 October 2013

It's bold to call anything the "best", but Shin Sen Gumi's Yakitori is nothing short of an amazing restaurant. Often there is an hour-long line outside (and no reservations), but it is well worth the wait as it's many regulars will tell you. The food...More

Thank Ethan G
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  • Address: 18517 S Western Ave, Gardena, CA 90248-3830
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Gardena
  • Phone Number: +1 310-715-1588
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